When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
When you build a home it is of the utmost importance to build that structure on a solid and firm foundation. The first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence does just that and uses the laws of nature and nature's God as that foundation.
This has been my study the past few weeks. Natural Law and it's place in the founding and the future of our Country.
The Declaration of Independence is based on Natural Law, while the Constitution is a conventional law, a man-made law. To understand the difference, conventional laws are created by man and can therefore be destroyed. Natural Law derives itself from nature, a force beyond man’s control; therefore, it is unalterable.
My focus is, should and can conventional law (the Constitution) stand freely without the foundation of natural law and common sense?
More to come in the future as I read and learn more.